Group Opportunities

Group Opportunities

In addition to working individually with students, the AEC offers psycho-educational groups during the academic year which provide students with support, opportunities to connect with and learn from one another, as well as additional tools and resources.

AEC Groups are available to current University of Oregon students enrolled in classes. If you are not yet connected to the AEC but are interested in attending a group, please Make an Appointment with an AEC access advisor and indicate that you are interested in the group opportunities. 


ADHD Strategies and Support Group


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Group Facilitators: AEC Graduate Employees

Group Description: The ADHD Strategies and Support Group is a space for students with ADHD to let down their walls and talk about what it’s really like to have ADHD, develop and practice creative strategies and practical skills, and be in community.

Day/Time/Location for Spring Term 2024: 

  • Fridays beginning week 2 at 1:30-2:30pm
  • The Hub, room 123 at the LLC North
  • This group will be offered in a hybrid format. If interested in attending remotely, reach out to LP Palazzolo at for the Zoom link. 

If you are interested in joining a group, there is no need to RSVP. Please feel free to just show up to join us!

Social Connectedness Group


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Group Facilitators: AEC Graduate Employees

Group Description: The Social Connectedness Group is a peer-directed social group designed for students on the autism spectrum and with related experiences to socialize in a safe and welcoming setting.

Temporarily Suspended for Spring Term 2024. If you are interested in attending, reach out to Chris Capron at

DuckNest x AEC Body Doubling Study Space

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Explore the Power of Body Doubling at AEC & DuckNest’s Neurodivergent-Friendly Study Space! Body doubling involves working alongside someone independently to promote accountability, foster focus and motivation, and reduce isolation. If you get easily distracted while studying, if it is helpful for you to have a quiet environment to study in that’s not the library, or if you want to explore the benefit of fidget tools while studying, this is the place for you!! The Duck Nest and @uo_aec will provide the space, facilitators, and some materials to help you start or complete your academic tasks!

Dates/Time/Locations for Spring Term 2024:

  • Join us Tuesdays from 4 to 6PM in the EMU! There will be snacks and a gift card raffle! A raffle winner will be notified during week 10.
  • Location: EMU 219, Willow Room
    • Dates: 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 6/4
  • Location: EMU 141, Umpqua Room
    • Dates: 4/16 & 5/21

If you are interested in joining, there is no need to RSVP. Please feel free to just show up to join us!